L.A. Starks

year in books
Hnmestel
2,337 books | 50 friends

Kim Taras
1,983 books | 53 friends

Krystin...
2,037 books | 1,272 friends

Tammie ...
878 books | 1,069 friends

Emma
565 books | 92 friends

Martha
2,582 books | 284 friends

Dianne
9,728 books | 3,957 friends

Shirley...
2,479 books | 185 friends

More friends…

L.A. Starks

Goodreads Author


Born
in Boston, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences
Everything I've read, heard, and done.

Member Since
March 2011

URL


THE SECOND LAW (Lynn Dayton Thriller #3), winner of first place award from Texas Authors for best international thriller, is about attacks through the Internet of Industrial Things (iIOT). Lynn Dayton, who must uncover and stop a multi-pronged plot.

"unremitting suspense throughout...Spirited characters, both good and bad, populate this engaging, often surprising thriller."--Kirkus

Readers who enjoy stories of mystery, murder, mayhem and espionage will relish the intricate, complex yet highly accessible series of events The Second Law unfolds."
--D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

THE SECOND LAW is also a quarter-finalist (one of 62 out of 800+) for the 2019 BookLife Prize with a critic's rating of 9.5/10.0.

STRIKE PRICE, (Lynn D
...more

Remember fellow author

Noted journalist, author, and my friend Karen Blumenthal passed away unexpectedly Monday.
Here is her Goodreads bio:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

My favorite among these books is Let Me Play. Among her columns and articles--too many favorites to count.
And in the books-read category, we both appreciated of Ronan Farrow's Catch & Kill.

Please take a few moments to think of Karen and her fam Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on May 19, 2020 12:53
Average rating: 3.8 · 176 ratings · 89 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
13 Days: The Pythagoras Con...

3.70 avg rating — 70 ratings8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Second Law (Lynn Dayton...

4.06 avg rating — 32 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Strike Price (Lynn Dayton #2)

4.35 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Time for Eating Wild Onions

3.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robert & Therese Guillard: ...

3.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Josh Rosen and Bubbe

3.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dreamspell Nightmares

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by L.A. Starks…
13 Days: The Pythagoras Con... Strike Price The Second Law
(3 books)
by
3.84 avg rating — 158 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Devil in the ...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Grand Camoufl...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Women of the ...
L.A. Starks is currently reading
by Mary Doria Russell (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

L.A.’s Recent Updates

L.A. Starks wants to read
Restless by William  Boyd
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.A. Starks wants to read
The Order by Daniel Silva
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.A. Starks wants to read
Savage Summit by Jennifer  Jordan
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.A. Starks started reading
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.A. Starks is on page 200 of The Grand Camouflage
The Grand Camouflage by Burnett Bolloten
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.A. Starks is currently reading
The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.A. Starks rated a book really liked it
The Hot Zone by Richard   Preston
Rate this book
Clear rating
*spoiler alert* This is a good chronology of the outbreak of Ebola Reston among monkeys in Virginia in the late 1980s. (Did not affect humans, although other strains of Ebola do.) There are points where it is very deliberately-paced and other points ...more
L.A. Starks wants to read
The Siberian Dilemma by Martin Cruz Smith
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.A. Starks wants to read
Damascus Cover by Howard Kaplan
Damascus Cover
by Howard Kaplan (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
" Christi wrote: "This book absolutely fueled my fascination (and horror) with H. H. Holmes. Splendid book!" Good to know! "
More of L.A.'s books…

Polls

What book would you like to read for the September/October 2018 Featured Member-Author Group Read

 
  1 vote, 50.0%

 
  1 vote, 50.0%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

Thomas A. Edison
“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
Thomas A. Edison

William Shakespeare
“This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day”
Shakespeare's Henry V

Mark Twain
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
Mark Twain

Pablo Picasso
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
Pablo Picasso

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

53121 Action/Adventure Aficionados — 1641 members — last activity May 28, 2020 09:11AM
If you enjoy reading pulse-pounding, high octane action and adventure novels, this is the group for you. We discuss books from authors such as Lee Chi ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 108037 members — last activity 2 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
19126 The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group — 20999 members — last activity 5 minutes ago
May 2020 Group Reads - The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup and Mystic River by Dennis Lehane _ _ _ _ _ “It was a dark and stormy night. Lightning fla ...more
1865 SciFi and Fantasy Book Club — 26365 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
Hi there! SFFBC is a welcoming place for readers to share their love of speculative fiction through group reads, buddy reads, challenges, ...more
88212 A Good Thriller — 8659 members — last activity 28 minutes ago
Action packed gripping, exciting and tense thrillers, mysteries, that's what we like reading. So many great authors out there to read. Let's share our ...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 33872 members — last activity 16 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
112403 The Orion Team. — 697 members — last activity May 17, 2020 03:36PM
For fans of books by Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, Fredrick Forsyth and other thrillers involving technology, spies, assassins, geo ...more
More of L.A.’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-22)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 22: by Stephen

Stephen Thanks for the friend request. I look forward to reading your books.


message 21: by Carolyn

Carolyn Hi L.A. - thanks for the friend request. I see you are a writer of thrillers, that must be so much fun!


message 20: by L.A.

L.A. Starks William wrote: "UK Amazon URL for Strike Price

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strike-Price...

Just got it in Amazon.co.UK - NOT £0.00, sorry
I actually paid £5.35..."


Hi William,
Sorry if there is confusion. The Kindle Unlimited price is 0.00--that's out of my hands because Amazon itself runs that program. The UK Kindle Countdown discount I mentioned starts (and is the largest) September 12, with an initial price of 0.99 pounds, gradually increasing by the 19th back to 5.35 pounds.

LAS


message 19: by William (last edited Sep 06, 2016 08:56AM)

William UK Amazon URL for Strike Price

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strike-Price...

Just got it in Amazon.co.UK - NOT £0.00, sorry
I actually paid £5.35 - Is this the discounted price?!!


message 18: by L.A.

L.A. Starks Christy wrote: "Thank you for the friend invite.....You said "Purdue!" I'm curious now....do you have a connection to the university?"

I came very close to attending for college, so West Lafayette remains special to me. (And after college I lived and worked in northwest Indiana for a year.)


message 17: by Christy

Christy Thank you for the friend invite.....You said "Purdue!" I'm curious now....do you have a connection to the university?


Mac_dickenson Hi, LA. Thanks for the add!


Ubendran Have A Prosperous New Year.....
Enjoy reading the books....
All D Best for your books challenge....
Give Best books for us....


Samuel Hi, The Orion Team is now doing a "Ask Me Anything" interview with military thriller writer Joshua Hood, author of "Clear By Fire" . Click the link and post questions early!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


Gone With The Wind Thanks for friend request


message 12: by Janey

Janey Mack Hi LA, Thank you for adding me--I love how close our tastes run! Would love to swap reads with you--my first comes out June 30.
Your blurbs look terrific!


message 11: by Rod

Rod Thanks for adding Me as a friend look forward to reading your books


message 10: by L.A.

L.A. Starks taide wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I read The Summer of Dead Toys a few years ago and I loved it!"

I am about to read The Summer of Dead Toys. I liked The Good Suicides.


message 9: by Raymunda (last edited Aug 31, 2014 11:57AM)

Raymunda Thanks for the friend request! I read The Summer of Dead Toys a few years ago and I loved it!


message 8: by L.A.

L.A. Starks Zenny,
Thanks. Do let me know if you read and like one or both.
LAS


message 7: by Zenny

Zenny Thanks for the invite! I see that you're an author, I'll have to check out your books!


message 6: by L.A.

L.A. Starks Megan wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I see you are reading Wool as well, how is it? I just started it 5 minutes ago haha."

It is great. Well worth reading--you'll enjoy it.


message 5: by Megan

Megan Thanks for the friend request! I see you are reading Wool as well, how is it? I just started it 5 minutes ago haha.


Carrie Thank you for the friend request. And no no I haven't read nearly that amount, I just want to read that amount, ha ha.


message 3: by Gina

Gina Thanks for the friend request!


message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi L.A.,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads author!


Kimberly Thanks for adding me as a friend!


back to top